How to Transform Basic Bookends

Follow the instructions below to create this DIY from HGTV Magazine.

Office Supply DIY

Office Supply DIY

The crafty editors at HGTV Magazine transformed bookends

Photo by: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Marko Metzinger/Studio D

By: Jodi Kahn and Matthew Gleason

Materials Needed:

  • hand saw
  • wooden arrow
  • spray paint
  • drill
  • screws

Saw

Saw a wood arrow in half or have a hardware store do it for you.

Drill

Drill a hole in the top center of two metal bookends or have a hardware store do it for you.

Attach

Drill a pilot hole in the center of the cut end of each arrow half. Screw each arrow half to a bookend. Spray-paint everything gold, and let dry.

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